ABOVE: Aerial of property and surrounding area (click to enlarge)
UPDATE 11/20/2019: Please read updated article here. Rezoning application will now proceed to the City Council for a public hearing on Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30 at City Hall. Public comments will be allowed.
It’s the only tract of land of its kind within Mount Dora’s city limits. On September 5, Mount Dora City Council will hold a public hearing for a proposed new development titled “Cottages on 11th," which would have a maximum of 27 single-family homes.
The hilltop 10.9-acre property with a view of Lake Dora is between 11th Avenue and Old U.S. Highway 441 near Helen Street, just west of downtown. The land can be identified by its old orange groves perched on the hill a short distance past the van Gogh House.
The property is owned by Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School, Inc. The applicant for the Planned Unit Development (PUD) is Florida Realty and Development Inc.
According to the developer, the lots will vary in size and the luxury custom homes will range in price from $650,000 to over $1 million.
The application seeks approval to allow for narrower lots with a minimum square footage of 6,000 feet, rather than the current 10,000 square feet required. The proposed project will stay within the 2.5 acre density currently allowed.
ABOVE: Preliminary site plan and rendering submitted by developer.
Mount Dora Planning & Zoning Commission (P & Z) approved the project at an August 21 public hearing.
The public hearing will be at the beginning of the regular Mount Dora City Council meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Comments from the public are allowed.
ABOVE: View of property from its 11th Avenue border and looking south toward Lake Dora.
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